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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
  

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Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014.

After a 15 year gap Bridget is back and though she’s older, being wiser certainly isn’t something she could be accused of as, although she’s now a widow and a mother, she’s barely changed. The book is pretty formulaic and whether you were a fan of the originals or just the films there’s bound to be something in the book that frustrates you, even if it’s just that Fielding killed off one of the best characters. But it’s easy and enjoyable to race through and it does provide some funny, cringe-worthy looks at modern life.

If you like Helen Fielding you might also like to read books by Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger and Karyn Bosnak.

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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding

This is the number one bestseller. Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what some people rudely and outdatedly call 'middle age'. The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.

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Bridget's back and it's v.v. good... I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved
Daily Mail

Sharp and humorous...snappily written, observationally astute...genuinely moving

New York Times Book Review

A fun fast-paces, entertaining ride...I devoured the book in two days

Cosmopolitan

About the Author

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding studied English at St Anne's College, Oxford and worked at the BBC as writer, researcher and producer. She then began writing for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Independent, which first published the anonymous column that became the novel Bridget Jones's Diary. Along with its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and been adapted into two extremely successful films.

Author photo © Alisa Connan

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Publication date

1st April 2014

Author

Helen Fielding

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099584438

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